For The DS3 Cabrio is a rival to the Mini Convertible, and it gives you loads of style for your money. The cabin is classy and practical by the standards of the class, and the engines are strong.
Against You don’t get quite the same al fresco experience as you do in a Mini Convertible, because the roof pillars remain in place when the hood is folded. The DS3 doesn’t handle as well as a Mini, either, and the ride can be crashy.
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The DS3 Cabrio is far from perfect, but compared with its decidedly mediocre rivals, the DS is worthy of recommendation.
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There are 7 Citroën DS3 versions available
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The DS3 Cabrio has a choice of seven body colours and three roof shades, but that's just the start of it. An extensive range of graphics, plus the option of colour-coded alloys and door mirrors give you further ways of personalising the car. Options for the cabin include colour-coded panels, along with various carpet designs.
The DS3 Cabrio carries a hefty premium over the equivalent DS3 hatch, which means a mid-spec 1.6 DStyle costs roughly the same as a Mini Cooper Convertible.
It's not cheap, then, but we think the DS's bigger and classy interior, and more generous standard spec, is just enough to give it the edge over its rivals, including the Mini and the Fiat 500C.
However, if you can live with just two seats, don't forget about the Mini Roadster and Mazda MX-5.